How To Homeschool My Child

5 Days How to Homeschool CHALLENGE

Are you overwhelmed trying to decide exactly
how to homeschool this coming year?
Do your kids truly have a love of learning?
Do your kids have the tools to learn for a lifetime?
Are you wanting your kids to follow God, instead of following the crowd?

When we first started homeschooling, my kids were most interested in completing their math problems or finishing a test. Checking off their tasks was most important. I had to figure out a way to change their attitude about education.

Education is not a workbook, a test, or even a grade. Education is a lifetime that loves learning & has the tools of learning.  In our challenge, I will share some of my kid-tested ideas that helped change my kids perspective of education.  Why not try what already works for kids?

Join the 5 Days How to Homeschool Challenge

Our challenge will cover . . .

  • Practical strategies to give a Love of Learning
  • How to instill a Godly character foundation in your kids right now
  • Specific tools of learning that last a lifetime

Next week, I am hosting the 5 Day How to Homeschool Challenge!  You’ll discover exactly what you need to do to make 2017 your best homeschool ever. And … you’ll discover ways to make a difference in your kids attitude towards education.

What will you RECEIVE in our
How to Homeschool Challenge?

  1. 5 Time-Tested Tips on How to Homeschool (1 email each day)… Hey, I used these with my own kids!
  2. 5 Scriptures for homeschooling this year
  3. Sample chapter of my upcoming book, Raising Leaders, Not Followers
  4. Many opportunities to win our Giveaway. I’m giving away 2 autographed copies of Raising Leaders, Not Followers.  (Enter the giveaway below-it’s FREE)

How do you ENTER the
5 Days How to Homeschool Challenge?

  • Sign up using the form below
  • Receive 5 emails (one per day) for a total of one week
  • Complete each task each day and then
  • Report your progress by replying to each email (Optional)
    OR
  • Join the How to Homeschool Facebook Group and dialogue with members there.
  • That’s it!  This is a SIMPLE challenge.  No fluff.  No long emails.  Just brief, practical encouragement from Scripture and time-tested homeschool lessons.


NOTE: You can respond to emails with questions or comments at any time and I will reply during my daily email checking time!

Are you ready to accept the challenge to make the best decisions on how to homeschool your kids this year?

Then hop aboard the party train, homeschool mom!  Get ready to receive your new and improved homeschool!

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16

Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Deuteronomy 11:19

Giving your kids a love of learning & a love of God,

Question: What’s your biggest struggle in homeschooling? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

*By signing up for this challenge, your email will automatically be added to the How to Homeschool newsletter, full of encouraging blog posts and homeschooling helps

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26 Responses to 5 Days How to Homeschool CHALLENGE

  1. J. Stoller says:

    My biggest challenge in homeschooling is finding the best way to teach my child who has profound dyslexia and other learning challenges.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Thanks for sharing. Although I’m not an expert with learning challenges, I have some friends who might share on my blog. I’ll start contacting them for a future post.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      I wanted you to know that I’ve also received emails about learning disabilities and hope to add a 6th email about learning disabilities & challenges

  2. Heather says:

    My biggest struggle is teaching two kids with th very different learning styles. One gets down to business, and the other can take all day to finish his work!

    • Kerry Beck says:

      This can be a problem, Heather. Each of our children are individuals with individual ways to learn (& live). I hope to share some ways we homeschooled even though my kids learned differently

  3. Lucinda Perry says:

    Thanks for hosting this! Looking forward to it! The biggest challenge for me is not pressure the kids to stick to the books – to instead get ALL of us to enjoy the learning process.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Thanks for sharing Lucinda. This is the exact problem I had while homeschooling. Too task oriented, instead of enjoying learning. I hope to share some ideas next week about love of learning.

  4. Heather says:

    I struggle with staying consistent with art, music and spanish.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      I can relate. I always had big hopes in those areas, but they seemed to be the first areas to drop when we got busy. I’ll re-look at the challenge and try to address those issues.

  5. Anna says:

    My biggest challenge is that I have such a large span between each child. I have 4, each 4 years apart. It makes it hard to combine lessons. I sometimes feel that there isn’t enough of me to go around, especially if one is having trouble with something.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      I understand, especially when your kids are young and seem to need you for everything 🙂 I hope some of my ideas for love of learning will help you with this challenge. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Paige L. says:

    I find it extremely challenging to juggle homeschooling (and all the planning and teaching involved), raising children who love the Lord and deeply desire to serve Him, cooking healthy meals, keeping the house clean, maintaining quality friendships, and making time for my husband. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that needs to get done. That being said, I feel so called to this life that I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Paige,
      This seems to be a challenge for most homeschooling moms. . . balancing all aspects of homeschooling & life in general. I plan to cover this in one of my daily emails. Thanks for sharing

  7. Amanda Lopez says:

    My biggest challenge right now is trying to figure out where do I begin. I want to start homeschooling my 8th and 5th grader and I also have a 3yr old too. My children were in a public and charter school, yet I believe the Lord is calling me to do this. I just don’t know how or where to begin. Help me please

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Homeschooling was overwhelming for me, too (& I was a public school teacher). I had to re-think what education is and what I wanted to accomplish in my homeschool. I’ll be touching on these ideas during the challenge.

      Having said that, I will make a shameless plug for Approaches to Christian Homeschooling. It helps you understand the 7 different approaches and how to choose what is best for you.

      Here’s more info: Approaches to Christian Homeschooling

  8. Wanda says:

    I had 8 girls who learned easily and now 2 boys who would much rather be outside with Papa learning life skills…which is important…the challenge is keeping a balance and making time for some book learning too:)

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Balance seems to be a challenge in many areas of our life, including homeschooling. Boys love outside so I understand your dilemma.

  9. Katie says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping my oldest on task and focused while I’m working with the younger ones.

  10. Heather says:

    My biggest challenge is being brave enough to step away from the public/private school model of what my kids should know. I often worry that if I don’t follow close enough to the model they won’t be prepared for the “world” when it’s time.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Thanks for such an honest answer. I can understand where you are coming from. I hope the 5 Day How to Homeschool Challenge gives you some ideas to move away from the public/private school model that we all know so well. 🙂

  11. Maria Theresa Padua says:

    Hi thanks for the blog! My biggest challenge in homeschooling is how to juggle with different subjects by integrating one subject to another and how to encourage my First grader to enjoy and love learning.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      I hope today’s email had a few ideas about love of learning. I’ll also be sharing a sample chapter of my new book, Raising Leaders, Not Followers. The chapter is all about developing a love of learning with our kids.

  12. My challenge is getting my high school student to see all of the possibilities he has with homeschooling. He’s worried he’s not getting the same information as his former classmates. We also deal with anxiety about getting schoolwork done, even though he is an exceptional student. Another challenge I have is finding teaching advice for my one gifted high school student. So much is geared for the elementary teaching mom who has many kids.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Alicia,
      Those are some big challenges, especially at the high school level. Older kids have a greater understanding of what’s around them and sometimes question what they are doing. I’m working on the challenge about tools of learning which is geared more towards high school students. I hope it helps you.

  13. Gail says:

    My biggest challenge is remembering to train our children’s hearts and not just focus on academics.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Gail,
      It’s so easy to get caught up in academics. One of our daily challenges is about developing Godly character. I hope it is encouraging to you.

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